Mag. Dr. phil.

Michaela Raggam-Blesch

Tel.   (+43 1) 515 81 – 3321



Born 1974 in Bad Radkersburg / Steiermark

Studies of history and education sciences at Graz University. Doctoral Fellowship Program at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2000-2002). Center for Jewish History Fellowship in New York (2002-2003). Staff member of the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. 2005 PhD graduation at the University of Graz. Since 2007 researcher at the Institute for Culture Studies and the History of Theatre at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Lecturer at the University of Klagenfurt (2009) and at the University of Graz (2011). APART post-doc scholarship (2012-2015). Fellowship at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), April-September 2013. Since 2017 Elise Richter fellowship with a habilitation project on “Everyday life and persecution of women and men of “half-Jewish” descent in Vienna, 1938-1945”.

Areas of Specialization

Jewish history of the 19th and 20th century, Gender studies, Oral history, Autobiographies and the discourse of memory, National Socialism and the Holocaust

Responsibilities at IKT

Research projects in the field of Sites of Memory – Spaces of Memory

Books (selection)

Topographie der Shoah. Gedächtnisorte des zerstörten jüdischen Wien (together with Dieter J. Hecht and Eleonore Lappin-Eppel), Mandelbaum, Wien 2018, 2nd edition, 607 p.; Zwischen Ost und West. Identitätskonstruktionen jüdischer Frauen in Wien, Studienverlag, Innsbruck und Wien 2008; 1938. The Beginnings of the Shoah in Austria. Places – Pictures – Memories, ed. by Dieter J. Hecht, Eleonore Lappin, Michaela Raggam-Blesch, Lisa Rettl,  Heidemarie Uhl, Milena Verlag, Wien 2008.

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